Food Enzymes

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What are the different types of food enzymes?

Bromelain comes from pineapple 

Papain comes from papaya 

Aspergillus comes from a type of fungus.


You are alive because of your enzymes!  Enzymes are responsible for the building, healing and detoxification of your body and they allow your body to digest and absorb food. Vitamins and minerals are foods for the body and enzymes are multi-tasking workers; the “doers” of the body. Without enzymes the body cannot deliver essential nutrients to the cells. 

How are they different?

Nature’s purpose for enzymes in plants is to help the fruit or vegetable to ripen in order to nourish its baby which is the seed. Most foods have only enough enzymes to digest themselves. The two foods that have enough enzymes to digest themselves and that bit of cooked steak that you ate are papaya (papain) and pineapple (bromilain). These are helpful to take as supplements and have a lot of supportive properties including anti-inflammatory actions. 


Another type of food enzyme is an aspergillus enzyme and is the one that I recommend because of its ability to digest the food that you just ate and its ability to enter into the blood stream. Once in the blood stream it cleans up those partially digested particles that got through that leaky gut.


The aspergillus enzymes are able to remain operational despite the stomach’s extremely low pH. Bromilain and papain enzymes become disabled at a pH of 4 or 5 but aspergillus enzymes stay functional to a pH of 1.5. The lower portion of your stomach typically has a pH of 2.0. This means that when high quality aspergillus enzymes are ingested on an empty stomach they can enter the blood stream and remain intact. They are then able to go to work on and complete the digestion of the toxic debris that may be causing mischief with other parts of your body. 

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A Total System Enzyme

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Metazyme Total Systemic Enzyme is an aspergillus enzyme that is harvested with special techniques that capture their enzyme functions but do not include the aspergillus fungus itself. It's ability to digest foods just eaten as well as enter the blood stream (when taken on an empty stomach) and then digest the large, undigested food particles that are from a leaky gut is why is it is so successful at supporting the body in so many areas.

What the various types of enzymes do in our bodies:

Protein digestion: Protease

Protease is a type of a proteolytic enzyme that breaks the long chainlike molecules of proteins into shorter fragments (peptides) and eventually into their components, amino acids.  Protease not only breaks down proteins from foods, but also other organisms made of proteins such as the coating on certain viruses. It also breaks down the toxins from bacteria a well as toxins from injury or inflammation.  

Protease deficiency can result in: a compromised immune system leaving a person vulnerable to frequent or chronic infections, edema (fluid retention); a toxic colon and/or constipation. Decreased protein digestion is highly associated with allergies and food sensitivities.  


Supplementation can improve: allergies, water retention, immune support, bacterial or viral infections, constipation, IBS, gout, joint inflammation, kidney problems, osteoporosis, disc problems, bone spurs, blood clots, soft tissue trauma, anxiety, and low HCL production.  


Fat digestion: Lipase

Our cell membranes are made of fats; in addition to adequate antioxidants, lipase supports optimum cell permeability.  Lipase helps to helps digest the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and it breaks down triglycerides and fatty acids.  Those with low HCL may not be able to make adequate bile and additional lipase can pick up the slack and complete fat digestion. 


Supplementation with lipase can help improve: nausea after meals, intolerance to fatty or spicy foods, gallbladder health, high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome, recurrent viruses, high blood pressure, varicose veins, osteoporosis and diabetes.  


Carbohydrate digestion: 

Amylase digests carbohydrates, breaking them down into smaller units called disaccharides, which are then converted to monosaccharides (simple sugars) such as fructose and glucose.  Amylase is abundant in your saliva and a main reason why you should properly chew your food.  Amylase also possesses antihistamine properties.


Supplementation can improve: Many skin problems such as hives, rashes, allergic reactions to bee stings, poison ivy,  etc due to its antihistamine properties. It can help relieve herpes (all kinds) canker sores, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It can help with muscle soreness following exercise. With adequate amylase, pimples or abscess should dramatically reduce within 48 hours. It may also help with gluten intolerance. 

Metazyme supplementation can help:

 Improve allergies 

· Reduce acne and gives skin a healthy glow 

· Reduce inflammation 

· Stabilize blood sugars 

· Reduce triglycerides 

· Help balance hormones 

· Improve colon health 

· Improve immunity 

· Reduce yeast infections 

· Reduce GERD symptoms 

· Reduce parasites 

· Reduce joint pain 

· Improve IBS 

· Improve blood pressure 

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